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Modern, Calm, and Light-Filled Adobe

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2.5 bedroom, 2 bathroom with yoga room and study

This elegant, renovated adobe has two bedrooms and two baths, as well as a yoga room with a twin bed, and a private study (where an air mattress can be inflated if wished). The house is designed to be a restful and beautiful artist's retreat, and a place of calm for travelers. Hang out, make cocktails, and cook at the end of a day of sightseeing. It's beautifully furnished and the kitchen is fully equipped. There are lots of books in the house and a large flat-screen TV with a Roku for your viewing pleasure.

Equipped with central air and heat (unlike many housesin Marfa), a washer / dryer, wifi, and a 37-inch flatscreen TV with DVD player & Roku. (No D/W.) There's a patio and front porch for resting and relaxing and grilling and eating outside under the night sky.

The house is on the west side of town, walking distance to the bookstore and Cochineal and Maiya's, or a 2 minute drive or bike ride in.

One note: the third bedroom, which has a twin bed, connects to the second bedroom. So while the house can accommodate 5, it might be most comfortable for a family with a kid, or friends who don't mind a 'railroad' bedroom.

A great place to stay when visiting with friends or looking for a quiet place to work. Come enjoy all Marfa has to offer!

More Details

Owner
Meghan O'Rourke
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About Meghan O'Rourke

I'm a writer and editor from Brooklyn, NY, who first came to Marfa, TX on a grant from the Lannan Foundation, and fell in love with the wide-open spaces and community here. I hope you'll love it as much as I do.

Meghan O'Rourke purchased this house in 2008

Why Meghan O'Rourke chose Big Bend Country

One thing that drew me to this house are the high ceilings, great light, and its many small rooms. It's a wonderful place to relax and work. There are two entrances and two bathrooms, so groups can have privacy. It's also nice to have the central air and heat.

What makes this house unique

The light, the airiness, the high ceilings.

Amenities

Marfa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms, one with a standing shower and one with a small tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms, plus a yoga/meditation room with a twin bed, and a study where an air mattress can be inflated.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews
4

Great group place to stay in Marfa.

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here with a family of 5 adults and 2 kids. Good location and everything is pretty close since Marfa is so small but it can be a little tricky to find the particular house the first time so drive slow. It's an older home as described so expect quirks like uneven and slightly creaky floors but also all the character and beauty. The space is perfectly furnished and has all the basics and then some. Having wifi is great as well as Roku for a rainy afternoon. There was a mix up with the air mattress that we requested but had a leak but we made due. Everything worked fine for us and everyone said their beds were comfortable. I'd definitely recommend visiting the Chinati foundation, even just for the self guided tour, and the MacDonald observatory for a star party. We went on a partly cloudy night and lucked out when it cleared.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property is as discribed cozy, artsy, elegant.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the set up. It was just what we wanted for marfa. Perfect location.

We had trouble with the food schedule in Marfa, things tended to shut down mid afternoon or where overwhelmed by the spring break crowds so having a kitchen with a few pantry items (oil/salt) made all the difference. A microwave would have been nice, but it was easy to make due without.

The bathroom setup left a little to be disired. There was a note to be sparing with Toliet paper, but after one light use it seemed clear that one of the toliet had some bigger plumbing issues, and we weren't confident in using it so the four of us used the other bathroom the whole time.

Overall the house was clean, lovely, and we'll setup. We loved our stay.

Ps-i share the same last name as the owner with no relation, so I might have developed a bias toward her.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

It served as a great home base for our daily excursions north, east, south, and west. We could hardly ask for a nicer location in Marfa and the home itself was quaint and had everything we needed. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a group of pals

  • 5 of 5

We had Thanksgiving here, and it was lovely! The place is very cozy and the kitchen well-stocked. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a stay at this rental and really enjoyed ourselves. The two separate bathrooms were awesome for 2 couples, and we very much enjoyed taking advantage of the outdoor patio for breakfast. The third smaller bedroom/meditation room is accessed through one of the other bedrooms, so is probably best for a family if planning to utilize all bedrooms. It wasn't an issue for us and was handy for keeping luggage out of the way. The location was nice as it was walk-able to everything and quiet.The owner was easy to work with and very responsive. Would absolutely stay again and would recommend. Thanks for a lovely stay in Marfa!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice, light and (mostly) comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed this rental very much. Great location not far from the heart of town. Surprisingly muted noise level despite being located right next to the highway. (The road speed limit here helps that situation.) Of course it is also close to the train tracks, but it seems you hear the train all over Marfa. The house is light-filled and consequently uplifting. I appreciated the outside table and chairs. Now, what aspects could be better? I think many travelers appreciate a microwave because anymore they are more geared for microwave cooking than doing so on a real stove/oven. Also, I slept in the double mattress, and that bed could use some shoring up (it squeaked against the floor whenever I would roll over), and the double mattress is prime for replacement. This is not a full-service house with full television, dishwasher, etc. But it has a romantic timeless appeal that is very appropriate for the region. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

There's lots to do in the area: tours of Chinati and Donald Judd's house, hikes in Alpine and in Big Bend, the excellent Marfa Book Co., a visit to the Marfa Mystery lights, dinner at nearby Cochineal and Maiya's, lunch at the Food Shark, drives under the open sky, swimming at Balmorrhea, and much more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,500

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. There is a $25 surcharge per night for each guest after 2. Note: Special holiday rates of $225 a night apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas, MLK and President's Day, Labor Day, July 4th weekend, and other holiday times, like the Marfa film festival. Chinati Open House weekend = 3 night minimum, $250 a night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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